The Conquest of a Continent by W. Bruce Lincoln
Siberia and the Russians

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An account of the history of Siberia describes the actions of the rulers, statesmen, explorers, and convicts whose destinies were shaped there and chronicles the human depravity that existed there for four centuries. 20,000 first printing.
 

About W. Bruce Lincoln

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W. Bruce Lincoln is Distinguished Research Professor of Russian history at Northern Illinois University.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Random House. 512 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Lincoln stresses the terrible price that the ruthless Russian exploitation of Siberia's riches continues to exact--a price both human (from the dispersal and suppression of Siberia's aboriginal inhabitants to the mass deportations and death camps of the Stalinist era) and environmental (the near-...

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Russia's conquest of Siberia, begun in 1582 with Cossack chieftan Ermak Timofevich's crushing of the Tatars, transformed the obscure kingdom of Muscovy into the world's larget contiguous empire.

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